2003 Forts de Latour, Les Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Beautiful aromas of berry currant and toasted oak. Intense currant character. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long intense finish. This is very structured and superclean. Excellent stuff. The second wine of Latour... Beautiful aromas of berry currant and toasted oak. Intense currant character. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long intense finish. This is very structured and superclean. Excellent stuff. The second wine of Latour. Best after 2011. 7000 cases made. –JS
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Riper than 2000 with sultanas and plums. It’s full with ripe tannins and a juicy finish. Be patient. Try in a year or two.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Very deep garnet-black colored, this vintage offers a seriously ripe and expressive nose of creme de cassis and dried plum with a savory, meaty, gamey undercurrent. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a good density... Very deep garnet-black colored, this vintage offers a seriously ripe and expressive nose of creme de cassis and dried plum with a savory, meaty, gamey undercurrent. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a good density and firm, grainy tannins plus a refreshing backbone of acid giving lift through the long earthy finish. It’s great to drink now but there’s certainly no rush to drink-up. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
Deep ruby-red. Wonderfully vinous and sappy for the vintage with aromas of redcurrant mineral and spice. Sweet rich lush and exotic but with good spice character giving lift to the flavors. A very fine-grained wine that... Deep ruby-red. Wonderfully vinous and sappy for the vintage with aromas of redcurrant mineral and spice. Sweet rich lush and exotic but with good spice character giving lift to the flavors. A very fine-grained wine that will give relatively early pleasure but it can't match the 2004 or 2005 for backbone. Finishes dry and classic with plenty of richness.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2003

Winery

Forts de Latour, Les

Chateau Latour, one of Bordeaux’s oldest and most famous wine producers, is a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It’s located in Pauillac near the border with Saint-Julien.

Vines have existed on the property since the 14th century, but Chateau Latour first began producing wines of great quality in the early eighteenth century. The estate gradually came to specialize in wine production, with 38 hectares of vines in 1759 and 47 hectares in 1794.

The vineyard currently has 78 hectares in production. The grapes from the 47 hectares surrounding the chateau, known as “L’Enclos”, are used in the production of the Grand Vin. The 30 hectares outside of the Enclos are used for the Forts de Latour and the Pauillac wines. The estate is planted with about 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on gravelly hilltops and clay subsoil.